On February 6, 2011, Gary Moore died aged 59. He was musician (guitar, bass, keyboards), vocalist and songwriter, member of Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, G-Force, Scars and BBM. He recorded and performed with many famous artists including Greg Lake, George Harrison, Rod Argent, B.B. King, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Beach Boys, Gary Boyle, Dr. Strangely Strange and Travelling Wilburys. As solo artist he released 17 albums.
On February 4, 1982, Alex Harvey died aged 47. In 1959 he formed “Alex Harvey Big Soul Band”, in 1960’s the band “Tear Gas” and he is best known as leader of the “Sensational Alex Harvey Band”. He suffered heart attack on a ferry, after performing a concert in Belgium with his new band “The Electric Cowboys”.
On December 22, 2014, “Demon Music” label released “T.Rex: “The Vinyl Collection”, vinyl set featuring the following albums: “T.Rex, Electric Warrior”, “The slider”, “Tanx”, “Zinc Alloy & the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow”, “Bolan’s Zip Gun” and “Futuristic Dragon and Dandy in the Underworld”. Beside the normal black vinyl the set It is available in a 500 only limited edition colored vinyl.
On January 30, 1969, The Beatles held the rooftop concert on the roof of Apple headquarters at “3 Savile Row”, in London. This was the band’s final public performance. In the 42 minutes set, the four Beatles were accompanied by the keyboardist Billy Preston. Footage from the performance was used in the 1970 documentary film “Let It Be”.
On January 29, 2009, Iain David McGeachy aka John Martyn, died aged 61. Being one of the greatest songwriters of the modern music, with an unique voice and guitar playing style, in his 40 year career he has worked with artists such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Phil Collins and he had released 21 studio albums.”The Times” described him as “an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues”.
On January 29, 1992, William James “Willie” Dixon died aged 72. Vocalist, musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer, Grammy Award winner ,next to Muddy Waters, Dixon is recognized as the most influential person in shaping the post-World War II sound of the Chicago blues. His songs were recorded by countless number of musicians such as Bob Dylan, Cream, Jeff Beck, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. Some of his best known songs are “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, “Little Red Rooster”, “My Babe”, “Spoonful”, and “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover”.